Saturday, October 11, 2008

Look at All My Loot!

Well, since I'm bummed about not being able to attend Bouchercon, I assuaged my sadness shopping! Actually fate timed our warehouse book sale at work and the Elyria Library sale this past Thursday and Friday, respectively.

The stack of paperbacks on the left is from our sale at work, and the hard covers are from the library (if you can't see the library stickers on them). I have been listening to a Bill Pronzini "Nameless Detective" on audio book in my car, so when I found a few of his books I definitely grabbed those up. I'm also giving Wambaugh and Grippando each another shot, as you can probably see. When the books are only $1, you can give authors second and third tries!

And here is my prize find! A beautiful, first edition copy of Winter's Bone. It isn't a former library book. Someone must have donated it. But it is in perfect condition! I couldn't believe I was so lucky to find it!
I was talking to Lesa over at Lesa's Book Critiques, telling her that I have this disorder. I can't keep myself from buying books. I'm like a person who lived through the Depression and buys lots of food and stores it. I buy lots of books and store them! So, if the occasion ever arises that I can't leave my house for, oh say, two years...I won't run out of new books to read. I still have some from last year's library sale that I haven't gotten I said, a disorder!

I better get to reading! Happy Reading to you!!


Corey Wilde October 11, 2008 at 12:49 PM  

Ah, Jen, look what you've done. Now I feel competitive. I have to go over to the library Grandview and see what's in their book sale. I'm pretty sure I won't find a first edition/printing non-ex-libris Daniel Woodrell, but who knows. I loved Winter's Bone.

beauvallet October 11, 2008 at 3:03 PM  

Jen, I know what you mean about that disorder. I have it, too. But I finally went through my TBR stack, at least the part of the stack that was in my bedroom, and tidied it. Dusted, straightened, sorted. And now I think I have an arrangement that will encourage me to delve more into the TBR and perhaps help me avoid the bookstores & sales. I hope.

Now I just have to get to the books stacked in my office.

darbyscloset October 11, 2008 at 5:33 PM  

I have your same disorder and mine is so bad that I didn't even go to our library sale this year!!!! Its like you are amongst books (in a library or bookstore) and all of the books you have piled up at home have disappeared and you have to buy because you'll never remember later when you want to read this book what the title buy now and rest easy knowing you have the book in your "libaray"!
Okay, I also wanted to tell you that I really enjoy Wambaugh....I hope you grow to like him too!
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

Lesa October 12, 2008 at 11:18 AM  

Congratulations on your loot, Jen! Very nice. And, being from northern Ohio, and, also after living in hurricane country in Florida, I can understand the hoarding instinct. Maybe that's where I got mine.

Enjoy your treasures, Jen!

Sam Houston October 13, 2008 at 7:22 PM  

Jen, I think that disorder is really a computer virus that we bloggers have spread around the world. We're all crazy...

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